David Rush (born 15 May 1971) is an English former professional footballer.
He played in the 1992 FA Cup Final for his home town club Sunderland, which they lost 2–0 against Liverpool.
After several loan moves, Rush made a permanent move to Oxford United for a reported £100,000. In his first full season with Oxford, he helped them to automatic promotion to Division 1 (now Championship). Following his release from Oxford, Rush had short spells with York City and Hartlepool United.
On 19 May 2009, Rush was confirmed as the manager of Northern League side Hebburn Town, but resigned from his post in mid-September.
On 3 January 2013, Rush was named assistant manager of Conference Premier side Gateshead, joining former Sunderland team mate Anth Smith.
On 18 August 2013, Rush was named caretaker manager at Gateshead following the resignation of Anth Smith. He returned to the role of assistant on 3 September after Gary Mills was named manager. On 25 September 2013, Rush left Gateshead after being replaced as assistant manager by Darren Caskey.
On 27 September 2013 he started his own football academy (Whickham and surrounding areas) for Local boys between 8 and 16 incourage and spotting talent players and arranging trials with local Football academies and Team like Hartlepool United FC, Gateshead FC, Darlington 1883, Sunderland AFC, Newcastle United FC, Spennymoor Town F.C., Durham City F.C., Whickham F.C. plus offers.
|Hebburn Town||19 May 2009||17 September 2009||10||2||0||8||20.00|
|Gateshead (caretaker)||18 August 2013||3 September 2013||3||1||1||1||33.33|
- As of 31 August 2013.